Onslaught: The Force returns to Europe…

Onslaught: The Force returns to Europe…

A titanic thrash tour for the ages...

UK thrash legends Onslaught are one of the most explosive and controversial metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing three now legendary albums in the eighties (Power from Hell / The Force / In Search of Sanity) they will be performing The Force in its entirety on a newly-announced tour to celebrate the albumʼs thirtieth Anniversary.

Early 2016 saw the release of Live at the Slaughterhouse a live DVD that celebrated the power and raw intensity of an Onslaught show that was well received by the public and critics alike. 2016 also saw Onslaught as the first international thrash band to play Vietnam as well as touring China, Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.

The onslaught continues as relentless and hungry as ever. The Force is back due to popular demand. The tour will be extended to the Eastern EU this December for the very last time!

For this tour Onslaught will be joined by Denmarkʼs Artillery, well remembered as one of Europeʼs earliest exponents of thrash metal. Their performances on this tour will pay homage to the glory of eighties thrash metal.

After touring in Asia, South America and North America Artillery released Penalty by Perception in 2016. They are now back on the road celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their classic album Terror Squad.

When heavy metal is played by musicians who are dedicated 100%, the genre can reach a level of passion, feeling and sheer raw power like no other. Join us for an unforgettable journey fused with abrasive brutality, technicality and remarkable riffs which have defined the development of thrash metal through the years.

Support on the tour comes from Chronosphere and Exarsis. Chronosphere were formed in Athens back in 2009. Members include Spyros Lafias (Vocals/Guitar), Kostas Spades(Bass/Backing Vocals), Thanos Krommidas (Drums) and Panos Tsampras (Guitar/Backing Vocals). They released their first demo (Hypnosis, recorded at Made In Hell Studios) in 2010. Their debut album Envirusment (recorded at Esoteron Studios/ released by Athens Thrash Attack and Eat Metal Records) was released in 2011.

Chronosphere have performed alongside Sodom, Rotting Christ, Suicidal Angels and Evile. They have also graced the stages of Metaldays Festival and Wacken Open Air. The second full length album Embracing Oblivion was released in 2014. Chronosphere hit the road to unleash a new wave of razor sharp riffs supporting thrash legends Destruction, Tankard and many more! Their first EU headlining tour took place in 2015 and consisted of twenty seven shows. The band’s third album is now here. Red N’ Roll will be performed throughout the Thrash ‘Till Death EU Tour.

Exarsis began their journey in 2009 in Greece. Their first demo was released in 2010 and was sold out during their live shows. In 2011 their debut Under Destruction was recorded and produced by the band and was released by Athens Thrash Attack and Eat Metal Records. Exarsis performed extensively in Greece and supported the likes of Sodom, Rotting Christ and Onslaught. In 2012 they entered GrindHouse studios for the recordings of their second album. The Brutal State was recorded with George Bokos (Ex-Rotting Christ, ex-Nightfall) as producer. In 2013 guitarist Chris Tsitsis left the band to join Suicidal Angels. Meanwhile the band signed with MDD Records to release The Brutal State.

Following line up changes and live shows with Anthrax the band toured Europe with Lost Society, Fueled By Fire. They are now back with their upcoming release New War Order.

Tour Dates:
23/09/2017 – Oberhausen, DEU – Helvete Club
24/09/2017 – Zwolle, NED – Hedon Club
25/09/2017 – Roeselare, BEL – De Verlichte Geest
28/09/2017 – Diest, BEL – Moonlight Music Hall
29/09/2017 – Riel, NED – Fuizenfest (Onslaught Only)
30/09/2017 – Bergum, NED – Kiehool Burgum
02/10/2017 – Tannheim-Egelsee, DEU – Schwarzer Adler
03/10/2017 – Vienna, AUT – Escape Metalcorner
05/10/2017 – Aarburg, SUI – Musicburg
06/10/2017 – Pavia, ITA – Dagda Live Club
07/10/2017 – Venice, ITA – Revolver Music Hall
08/10/2017 – Proto, ITA – Exenzia Rock Club
11/10/2017 – Tarbes, FRA – SMAC de La Gespe

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